Randel Plowman is an artist who inspires me. He creates beautiful collages full of interesting bits of layered papers, and often his compositions include birds. I came across his work about a year ago on Drawn.ca. They made mention of his a-collage-a-day blog, which I found an amazing project because I was having a hard enough time producing one collage a week.
Randel does a great job of not only producing work but also making it available for sale. All the collages posted to his blog are $25, which includes archival matting, documentation of authenticity, and shipping. I think that’s a steal, especially for original art work. Over the time I’ve been subscribed to his blog, I’ve purchased two of his collages (pictured above) and they’ve become some of the favorite pieces in my little collection of art.
I think this is a great example of the internet making the work of artists more affordable and accessible to a wider audience.